“I think I can win the Tour again. I might be a fool to think that but I’m going to go down my foolish way and find out,” said the 38-year-old Texan. "It’s going to be the hardest one to win. The competition is better than it ever has been before,” he added.
To many insiders and cycling observers Armstrong looked fitter at this year's Tour Down Under than at last year's race in Australia.
“Lance is good. He’s a lot different than last year. Physically his form is a lot better, he feels good in the bunch and he feels good in the team so that’s three things that are better than last year,” Johan Bruyneel recently said.
Even the competition isn't ready to write-off the seven time TdF champ.
He’s definitely got it in him for another Tour de France and being right up there, there’s no doubt about it,” said Dave Brailsford, principal of Britain’s Team Sky.
"Whether he can win it or not, time will tell. You can’t say that he will but you certainly can’t say that he can’t. As long as you say that Lance Armstrong can’t, then he’s in with a chance,” he added.